IT will be a rainy start to the day for Somerset. 

Forecasters predict there will be heavy rain across the county this morning but it will clear by the afternoon making way for sunny spells. 

Temperatures will be around 16 degrees Celsius for most of the day.

In their South West summary a Met Office spokesman, said: "Heavy rain will arrive this morning, with perhaps the odd rumble of thunder in a few areas, and strong gusty winds.

"However, into the afternoon the skies will clear with some warm sunny spells expected for most. Maximum temperature 17 °C."